I added a couple of other blue items since I have them. My wool rug has a dark navy ground also. The dining room in the old Georgian had dark navy walls with white wainscoting and white trim. I still love dark blue! Cobalt. Indigo. Sapphire. Royal. Love.
I am working on bringing more dark blue into the more formal front side of the house. It is a work in progress though.
I use pine cones almost year round. I live around lots of trees...so I think it is fitting to decorate with my pine cones year round. I like their natural texture and the way they contrast with china and fine woods.
My old Council Craftsman pieces are still in wonderful condition. If you can purchase quality the first time...you only have to buy once. .
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